Welcome to Heath Elementary School Brookline, Massachusetts
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Today it’s raining! A lot! And yet this rain truly shows a glimpse and a hope for the beginning of spring! This past month , as celebration of spring, we had the pleasure of sharing amazing talent in our spectacular variety show! The talent was superb and so inclusive of the many ways that our children share and work together with one another to promote global experiences. We thank Mrs. Jarvis and Mrs. Laurencot for creating such a magical experience. Additionally, this past week we celebrated a very wonderful international night! The sharing and celebration of the many cultures of Heath is always such a wonderful way to come together as a community! We thank Ms. Wu, Ms. Razi and Ms. Kaul for making this event such a meaningful night!
In the next two weeks, our talent will shine in the production of the eighth grade play, Little Luncheonette of Terror. This monumental effort takes months of the time and the talent of Mrs. Huntley, Mr. Pendleton, Mrs. Dean and all of the cast and crew members of the eighth grade! This is a true reflection of the power of our performing arts community! All proceeds go to 8th grade end of year events... Read More
School Safety Update
As educators we are charged with a great deal of responsibility for the daily, safe management of our children and each other. Research shows that the preparedness and awareness of our students and staff is tantamount to the welcoming, open school vision that we support at Heath, and enhances a comfortable and safe climate for students. Being an aware community member and attending a secure school also provides an accompanying feeling of unity that we want for our community.
This past year, in concert with the school safety discussion between the public schools of Brookline and the Brookline Police Department, I was asked to identify some areas of school support for this school year that could be provided for safety and security specific to Heath. Additionally, Dr. Lupini has included a portion of the updates security message in his superintendent’s report issued September 19, 2013.
At the time of opening of our new school year, we have in place several new procedures designed to help us, as the adults in the building, enhance the protection of our children.
1.The district has installed security cameras at the front and the back doors of the building that allows the monitoring of those entering and exiting the building.
2. We have asked our parents and families to enter through specific doors in the morning where staff monitors are present.
3. We have joined three other schools in Brookline in the decision to provide school ID cards or badges to be issued to all Heath school staff. The use of an ID badge in the school setting has been known to identify those who serve in an official capacity, act as affirmation that we are adults who belong here, and add an extra feeling of security to buildings. We ask that our staff carry these (wear these) so that students (and adults) are aware of the safe adults in the building and who can be identified for assistance when needed.
4. We have anticipated dates for the annual lock down drill, evacuation drill, and medical alert drill soon to be released to our school calendars.
5. We are lucky enough to be piloting a small version of the CAP program (child assault prevention) in grades 1,3 and 5. This program enhances the work done this past year with the Olweus program and broadens a student awareness of potential dangers outside of school.
The faculty and school staff members take our security seriously and we will continue to dedicate our continued vigilance and efforts for a safe and secure place for our children in the Heath community.
_Mission of Heath School
Heath School is an academic and social community comprised of students, faculty, staff and parents. Our school promotes the four cores values of the Brookline Public Schools. These include respect for human differences, high academic achievement, excellence in teaching and collaborative relationships. ...read more
We are happy to
announce that we have received a $4400 grant from the Mass Cultural Council for our
Caring for our Earth poetry science collaboration involving grades 4-8 and led by our very own poet laureate, Judy Steinbergh.